Magic of 'Scorcerer'

Members of Marton Operatic Society who are performing The Sorcerer next week.
Members of Marton Operatic Society who are performing The Sorcerer next week.

The unique magic of Gilbert and Sullivan is now days away as Marton Operatic kick their annual show into shape.

The unique magic of Gilbert and Sullivan is now days away as Marton Operatic kick their annual show into shape.

And this year the ‘magic’ comes appropriately enough from The Sorcerer, in which the country village of Ploverleigh is thrown into hilarious confusion by means of a love potion in a teapot.

To add to the fun the society welcomes several newcomers to the stage with eight village children to work along side NODA award winning actress and singer, Clio Hedley, NODA award winning director Philip Walsh and NODA award winning musical director Margot Wright.

Helping to support the RNLI, it is a show for all the family.

To underline this – and to add to the village atmosphere of the story – there are eight children, some of them recruited from the school workshops which Marton Operatic have conducted at local schools for the past decade.

The Society has always welcomed children on to the stage in their Gilbert and Sullivan shows, but this is the largest number to date.

And they hope to attract as many, if not more, to join them for The Pirates of Penzance next year.

The Sorcerer was originally written in 1877, but Gilbert’s satirical digs at the class system ring just as true today as they did then.

The combination of comedy, nostalgia and memorable music is unique to this theatrical duo and explains why their comic operettas live on into the 21st century.

Performances are from Tuesday, October 10 to Friday, October 13 at 7.30pm and with a matinee only on Saturday, October 14 at 2.30pm at Lowther Pavilion, Lytham.

For tickets contact the box office on (01253) 794221 or visit www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk.